Dormant by Alexis Adrienne
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Dormant

Knitting
September 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 21 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
120 yards (110 m)
One Size.
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The Wisdom of Flowers

Flowers are pretty miraculous, aren’t they?

Even as the snow flies and the wind howls—when the survival of something so soft & delicate seems an absolute impossibility—there they are. Biding their time beneath the surface. Resting. Restoring.

Flowers know what we humans so often forget: Rest is not a luxury, it is a biological imperative. No rest, no restoration. No rest, no resilience. No rest, no beauty.

I designed Dormant to be a warm & wearable reminder of the wisdom of flowers. After all, to survive the darkness—to bloom our brightest—we must all take time to rest.

I sincerely hope that you will knit / wear / gift these gloves with the spirit of rest & self-care in mind…then go out in the world and bloom you bloody brightest my knitty friends!!!


Finished Measurements
On the hand: 6” (15 cm) cuff to fingers. 7.75” (20 cm) circumference; at widest part of hand.
Flat: 6.25” (16 cm) length x 3.5” (9 cm) width.

Yarn
Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% Merino Wool, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 360 yards / 329 meters): Sample gloves were knit in “Composition Book Grey”, used approx. 120 yards (110 meters), and weighed 38 grams (1.35 oz).

Needles
One 9” (23 cm) circular needle size US 1.5 (2.5 mm)—optional; see note.
Four double-pointed needles size US 1.5 (2.5 mm).

Note
This pattern was worked using a 9” (23 cm) circular needle. If you cannot obtain, or dislike using, a small-circumference needle, double-pointed needles (or magic loop with longer cord) may be used throughout.

Intermediate knitters will be able to easily adjust for these types of needles, but please be advised, specific directions for these other needle types are not included.

Gauge
16 stitches & 21 rounds = 2” (5 cm) in Stockinette Stitch

Special Notions
4 x 1/2” (12 mm) bugle beads in desired colour
Small amount co-ordinating sewing or embroidery thread
Beading needle (choose a size that fits through your chosen beads)
Sewing needle

Techniques
Long tail cast-on method
Knitting in the round / with double-pointed needles
Twisted Stitches
Directional Purl-wise Increasing
Binding off
Embellishment